Status Report

NASA Solicitation: Additional Science Application and Implementation of Additional Training and Capacity Building Activities in Mesoamerica

By SpaceRef Editor
August 15, 2011
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Synopsis – Aug 08, 2011

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNM11404145R
Posted Date: Aug 08, 2011
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Aug 08, 2011
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Aug 15, 2011
Current Response Date: Aug 15, 2011
Classification Code: A — Research and Development
NAICS Code: 924110 – Administration of Air and Water Resource and Solid Waste Management Programs

Contracting Office Address

NASA/George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Procurement Office, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812


NASA/MSFC has a requirement for the development of an additional science application and the implementation of an additional training and capacity building workshop in Mesoamerica.

NASA/MSFC intends to purchase the items from The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC). Competition is impractical for the following reasons:

1. Funding for implementation of SERVIR in developing countries has been provided to NASA from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) under a Participating Agency Service Agreement (PASA) and Participating Agency Program Agreement. USAID has approved the use of funding to support development of an additional science application and regional training workshop but with the stipulation that all activities are completed by fiscal year end, September 30, 2011. Therefore immediate implementation is necessary in order to meet this requirement.

2. This work is consistent with activities that have previously been performed by CATHALAC for the SERVIR project, and in part a continuation of activities that are already being implemented by CATHALAC. Therefore, CATHALAC is the only institution with the background, experience, and staff readily available to implement and complete these activities under the imposed time constraint.

3. Even with the use of already existing expertise the schedule and work plan must be carefully orchestrated to meet this stringent deadline. NASA’s ability to satisfactorily complete its obligation to USAID will be seriously compromised if not allowed to continue implementation of SERVIR-Mesoamerica without delay and prevent an interruption of service at CATHALAC.

The Government does not intend to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on Monday, August 15, 2011. Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the government.

Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The installation Ombudsman is Robin N. Henderson, 256-544-1919.

Point of Contact

Name: Iris Walter
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: 256-961-7054
Fax: 256-961-7148

Name: Mark R. Stiles
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 256-544-0381
Fax: 256-544-6062

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